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Protein Base Coat

Item #: 2091176

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EssieProtein Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 51 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (34)
  • Fast drying (30)
  • Long lasting (28)
  • Good applicator brush (24)
  • Good value (18)

Cons

  • Chips easily (3)
  • Strong smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (32)
  • Any time (20)
  • Weekly (6)
  • Professional settings (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (28), Natural (16), Manicure/pedicure addict (14), Trendy style (11), Dramatic (5)

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2.0

Meh

By UnaAsku

from Seattle WA

About Me Classic, Natural

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

        I can't say there has been an improvement in the condition of my nails. It's only been 3 weeks and 4 manicures so perhaps more use? I will say as a base coat the product is a real let down for me. I use Essie polish and thought this would be a good combo. It just doesn't keep the polish and there's too much chipping and wear.

         
        5.0

        This stuff works great!

        By Grammy D.

        from Germantown, Tn.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply
        • Fast Drying

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Time
          • Base Coat

          Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

          My nails were peeling and splitting terribly. I kept them cut short with polish but the nails still split. I have been using the Essie protein base coat for 2 weeks now and have no more splitting or peeling. This product is the answer to a prayer.

           
          4.0

          Nice

          By Baglady

          from Mpls.

          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

            I love that this looks clean and polished when used alone without adding nail color.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Strong Nails

            By nail biter

            from Dubai

            About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Fast Drying
            • Good Applicator Brush
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Time
              • Base Coat
              • Helps Grow Nails

              Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

              I started using this product at the nail spa to help grow my nails, a year now and my nails are fully grown and strong. I recommend this product for anyone who's trying to grow their nails.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              it does not work for me

              By sarah O

              from delaware

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply

              Cons

              • Chips Easily

              Best Uses

              • Base Coat

              Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

              Chips easily and my nails don't improve

               
              3.0

              Not as good as Nail Envy

              By Beauty Product Junkie!

              from Utah

              About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                Okay base coat. Doesn't harden nails like other products.

                 
                4.0

                Love it.

                By jkha

                from Des Moines, IA

                About Me Natural

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Gentle Formula
                • Good Applicator Brush

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                  I've only used it 3 times and have already noticed a change in nail strength.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best base coat ever

                  By samantha

                  from frederick md

                  About Me Classic

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Fast Drying
                  • Gentle Formula
                  • Good Applicator Brush
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Time
                    • Base Coat
                    • Professional Settings

                    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                    I generally have dry nails but this product keeps them hydrated and healthy. I use it as a base coat, but am addicted to red nail polish which tends to stain nails even if a base coat is applied but this one protects them from the harsh effects of wearing color on top.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Helped my damaged nails!

                    By Pin-Up Chick

                    from Cedar Rapids, IA

                    About Me Classic, Natural, Trendy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Apply
                    • Great Color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Base Coat
                      • On It's Own

                      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                      I purchased this product after removing my acrylic nails. My natural nails were peeling and damaged, and I wore this on it's own to protect and strengthen them. It really worked, and it has a slight milky tint which helped camoflauge the damage. I like it as a base coat too.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great product... Love Essie

                      By Lin

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Natural

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Drying
                      • Good Value
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Any Time
                        • Base Coat

                        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                        As a base coat and also primary coat.

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